- Title: France says Britain's decision on fishing rights is 'unacceptable'
- Date: 29th September 2021
- Summary: AT SEA, NORTH SEA (FILE - DECEMBER 7-9, 2020) (REUTERS) FISH BEING EMPTIED FROM NET FISH / MEMBER OF CREW THROWING FISH OUT TO SEA BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, FRANCE (FILE - DECEMBER 28, 2020) (REUTERS) FRENCH FLAG ON BOAT UK TRAWLER
- Embargoed: 13th October 2021 13:18
- Keywords: Attal Brexit France Jersey fishing licenses refusals
- Location: PARIS AND BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, FRANCE / ST HELIER, JERSEY, UNITED KINGDOM / AT SEA, NORTH SEA
- City: PARIS AND BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, FRANCE / ST HELIER, JERSEY, UNITED KINGDOM / AT SEA, NORTH SEA
- Country: France
- Topics: European Union,Europe,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWRWR47
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Wednesday (September 29) that Britain's decision to grant licenses to fish in its territorial waters to only 12 small French boats out of 47 applications was "unacceptable."
"The Brexit agreement is not respected... We will examine possible retaliation measures," Attal said at a weekly post-cabinet meeting news conference.
Fishing rights have been one of the key battlegrounds between Britain and France in their post-Brexit negotiations.
Earlier this year, a dispute over the licenses led both France and Britain to send patrol vessels off the shores of Jersey, which is a self-governing British Crown Dependency.
Jersey also said on Wednesday that it had refused permits for 75 French fishing boats, adding that its interim arrangements on the matter would end in 30 days, and that it would issue a further 64 licenses and 31 temporary licenses.
(Production: Ardee Napolitano)
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